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Park Guell overview
A Gaudí garden city in Barcelona, respectful of nature, full of symbols of Catalonia and Christianity: A major work of modernism !
A terrace with undulating mosaic benches offering an unforgettable view of Barcelona, the famous salamander, two modernist pavilions, an extraordinary garden.
The Park Güell is one of the most mythical places in Barcelona. The masterpiece of architect Antoni Gaudí is one of the city's tourist attractions, but only part of the 17-hectare park is freely accessible. Since 2013 the visit of the part built by Gaudi is indeed payable. Knowing that visitors have limited space for their well-being, it is important to book your Park Guell ticket in advance to avoid wasting time on the day of the visit or, more foolishly, losing the day. This is the object of this page which proposes you the best tickets to comfortably discover a monument inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List..
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Park Güell opening hours
It is advisable to arrive more than one hour before the official closing time of the Gaudí Park, because the last authorized entrance is one hour before the closing time. Take your time, it takes at least two hours to enjoy the site.
- From 1 January to 16 February: from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm (last access at 5.30 pm)
- February 17 to March 24: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (last access at 6:00 pm)
- From 25 March to 29 April: from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm (last access at 7.30 pm)
- April 30 to August 26: 8:00 am to 9:30 pm (last access at 8:30 pm)
- From 27 August to 27 October: from 8.00 am to 8.30 pm (last access at 7.30 pm)
- From 28 October to 31 December: from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm (last access at 5.30 pm)
- Last admission one hour before closing time.
Where is Park Güell ?
The address of Parc Güell is: Carrer D'Olot, 08024 Barcelona,Spain
There are three entrance points: Carrer de Larrard (main entrance), Carretera del Carmel, number 23 and Passatge de Sant Josep de la Muntanya accessed by escalators.
Access map to Park Guell by metro, bus and tourist bus
How to get to Park Güell ?
The Park is off-centre. We must prepare this visit carefully :
- The tourist bus (blue route), which we mentioned in two of our packages, will drop you off just a stone's throw from Parc Guell, which is great. The stop is on the Travessera de Dalt at a 10 minute walk and it is recommended to reach it by the Carrer de Larrard (main entrance).
- Park Guell by bus: Bus 24 leaves from Plaça Catalunya and leaves you not far from the park. The other bus lines are H6, 32 and 92.
- Park Guell Metro : get off at Lesseps L3 or Vallcarca L3 metro stations and walk about 20 minutes. The Vallcarca station is located at the summit of the park where you will only have to go down towards the main entrance. The Lesseps station is located at the bottom of the Park, so you will have to climb using escalators.
- By taxi, it is very practical and fast but a little expensive. From the city center count 13-16 euros the race. Same price for the return. There is a taxi stand at the main entrance.
What to see in Park Güell?
The main access and the Concierge Pavilions
The main entrance is via Carrer d'Olot. The two modernist pavilions hosted the administration of the residence and the security service. Today they are souvenir shops.
Park Güell Map: the fee-based area, the free area, the different entrances.
The Gaudi Houde
Gaudí lived until the end of his life in this house which became a museum (Casa-Museu Gaudí). You can visit it to discover an exhibition of furniture designed by Gaudí for the Batlló and Calvet houses and on the first floor for the artist's office and bedroom. Attention however this visit is not free, and is not included in any of the packages we offer. Generally the visitor buys the ticket on the spot. The museum is very small and often crowded. It's up to you once you get there. The entrance ticket costs 5,50€.
The Monumental Staircase
At the main entrance, in front of you, you will find the monumental staircase composed of several stairs and fountains, the most famous is shaped like a mosaic salamander, symbol of the city.
The Hypostyle Hall with its 86 inclined columns
The Sala Hipóstila, composed of 86 six-metre high columns, was to serve as a market and alludes to a forest. On the ceiling of this room, circles of mosaics represent the four seasons and the lunar cycles.
The Wavy Bench of the Square of Nature
The Place de la Nature, a kind of ancient agora, is the most emblematic part of the park. Its long mosaic bench and one of the most photographed monuments in Barcelona. Gaudi used more than anywhere else the technique of the "trencadis" which consisted in reusing fragments of recycled ceramics to make new decorative motifs, typical of Catalan modernist architecture. The Plaza de la Nación offers a beautiful panoramic view of Barcelona.
The Park and the Calvary
A short walk through the park will take you to the Austrian gardens, a viaduct and the Calvary, the highest point on the hill.
The Boutique Laie Park Güell
A shop where you can buy souvenirs of the Guell Park and Antoni Gaudí's work. These are derived products such as postcards, posters, t-shirts but also jewellery and costume jewellery, decorative objects, reproductions and specialised books on Gaudí, Modernisme (Catalan Art Nouveau) and Barcelona. This shop is located in one of the entrance pavilions of Park Güell.
To prepare your visit and find all the information on the history of the Park Güell and its architect Antoni Gaudí.
Answers to your most frequently asked questions (Park Guell FAQ)
Can I buy tickets to visit Park Güell at the entrance of the Park ?
Yes you can buy admission tickets at the Park ticket offices. The price of the general admission ticket is 10€.
Visit Parc Guell for free ?
The monumental zone is freely accessible before 7:45a.m. and after the official park closing time. So you can enjoy it early in the morning or late for sunset or at night even if it's already dark. The rest of the park (17 hectares) is free of charge. Barcelona's citizens often take the opportunity to picnic, run or go for walks. For photographers, the top of this free area offers a beautiful view over the city.
Visiting Park Güell with children
Children under 14 not accompanied by an adult under their care are not allowed to enter. Don't panic, we don't ask you for your papers at the entrance but don't imagine leaving children under 14 visiting the Park on their own.
Accessibility for the disabled and persons with reduced mobility
There is a specific itinerary adapted for people with reduced mobility in Parc Guell. However, due to the architectural features of the Park, with its irregular staircases and paths, people with reduced mobility may have difficulty moving around the monumental area or monumental centre.
Wheelchairs are available from park staff upon request.
What is the average length of the park Guell visit?
The average length of a visit to Park Güell is about one hour if you do not take the time to stroll. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes and to protect themselves from the sun, especially in summer. Remember to bring a bottle of water as there are no drinking water fountains along the route.
What are the rules when visiting the Park Güell?
Be vigilant about the times of admission tickets purchased in advance. They allow you to enter the Park during the 30 minutes after the reserved time slot - no more.
You must keep the entrance during your visit to Park Güell and show it to authorised personnel if requested.
Any exit from the paying zone is definitive. Once the entry has been validated at an access control point of the Monumental Centre, you cannot leave this paid zone and then return to it.
Refund of your entrance ticket
Since a visit date and time must be reserved, Parc Guell will not refund any tickets in the event of a cancellation.
Parc Guell, Parc of Guell or Park Güell: the right spelling ?
There are many spellings for Park Güell, especially in English. The real name is Park Güell. Güell coming from a proper name, that of the patron of Antoni Gaudí, Eusebi Güell. Park in English, with a k, comes from the initial inspiration of the project, that of a garden city, a concept in vogue in England at the time of Gaudí. In Spanish as in Catalan the expression used was park with a k and not parque for example in Catalan and Güell for the reference to its patron…
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